Thanks to a voter-approved Capital Construction Bond, Edmonds School District has finished the construction of the new facility that replaces the existing 1956 Lynndale Elementary School. The school has been rebuilt on the same site.
The Lynndale Elementary School buildings were functionally obsolete and past their useful life. In February 2014, the District’s voters approved by 63 percent a $275 million bond measure that specifically identified replacement of Lynndale Elementary School. For the duration of construction, the school was relocated to Former Woodway Elementary School, an interim site.
The Lynndale Elementary School design concept is based on the Districtwide Elementary School Educational Specifications, simultaneously updated by the design team. The last elementary school built in the District was 1999. Codes and Elementary School Educational Specifications have changed since that time.
The new Lynndale facility is approximately 68,000 square feet, including classrooms, gymnasium, library, commons area and main office. The two-story facility takes advantage of its proximity to the ravine with large expanses of windows onto outdoor learning areas. The project includes new play areas, landscaping and site improvements, parking, bus and automobile circulation, emergency vehicle access, neighborhood pedestrian connections and significant new storm water management facilities.
The Total Project Budget for this project was $35,200,000. The District completed construction in time to open the new school for students in January 2017.